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Department of Community and Economic Development - FAQs

What grants are available?

Facade Grants are available for signage in the Downtown.
For more information go to

Information on other grant programs for businesses can be accessed at

What loans are available?

BID loans through GEDP are available for commercial buildings and businesses in the Downtown.
Contact the City of Easton Economic Development Department at 610-250-6719 for more information.

Lehigh Northampton Revolving Loan Fund - contact Christine Cleaver at

Rising Tide Community Loan Fund

Go to for more information.

Information on other loan programs for businesses can be accessed at

What tax incentives are available?

There is a 10 year tax deferral program that is available called the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance or LERTA program. The first program that ran from 2007-2017 has sunsetted. The new program is still in the process of being adopted by the three taxing bodies (City of Easton, Easton Area School District, and Northampton County.)

The program is applied for at the time a permit is requested through the codes department. Until this program is in effect, all requests for inclusion in the program will not be approved.

We expect final acceptance and adoption by early Spring 2018. For questions or concerns, please call Dawn Hart at 610-250-6719.


City of Easton Business Guide

Interested in opening a business in Easton? Fantastic! This Guide will help to walk you through the procedures (such as zoning, licensing, inspections, etc.) required by the City before your grand opening. As you go through each of these steps, you'll have a clearer indication of your progress, and know what remaining actions you'll need to take to transform your Easton business from a dream into a reality. Let's get started!

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